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British Industrial History

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September 1950.
1951. Advert for valves, fittings and heating equipment.
June 1951.
October 1952.
March 1957.
May 1960.
February 1962.
February 1962.
March 1968.

of Ipswich.

of 45 Leman Street, London, E1. Telephone: Royal 1212. Telegraphic Address: "Crane-lon, Telex, London. (1937.)

of 118 Wigmore Street, London. (1960).

1908 Private company established, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crane Ltd (Canada), owned by the US Crane Co[1]

1919 Name changed.

1932 Name changed.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Display new concealed Radiators, combining healthy efficient heating with adaptability to environment. Their well-known "Whitehall" and "Carlton" Sectional Heating Boilers, Radiators, Valves and Fittings form an attractive group. (Stand No. B.308).[2]

1940 Advert for valves.

1960 Advert. Valves of bronze, cast iron and cast steel.

1960 Acquired Lumbys of Halifax, makers of boilers and heating equipment, and Rhodes, Brydon and Youatt of Reddish Engineering Works, Stockport, maker of centrifugal pumps including subsidiary Furnival and Co makers of paper guillotines, and Tylor Holdings and its subsidiary Haven Die Castings with its associated company Sparling Meter Co Ltd[3]

1961 Iron and brass founders, finishers, and manufacturers of boilers, radiators, valves and fittings.[4]

Purchased the company D. E. V. Engineering Company Ltd. (date unknown). [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Time, Feb 01, 1961
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 352
  3. The Times, Feb 01, 1961
  4. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Engineer 1965/02/05
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p186
  • Mechanical World Year Book 1960. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p20